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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Long Term Ducati Multistrada 950 Review

A lot of those motorcycle publications only ride new bikes for a day or two and they could be missing a few things. So here's a long term review over from someone who had a chance to ride one for a few weeks. Perhaps it'll help someone on the fence decide if they want the Multistrada 950 or not.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2018, 05:00 PM
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His mention of insurance is interesting because over time I have a feeling that rate will increase as they see how premium of a bike this is. Sometimes insurance companies take a while to get bikes in their system so they use other bikes to develop a quote.
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The review made me laugh, as just today, I got annoyed with the vibrations caused in a dual-sport helmet. (You touch the visor, the vibrations stop.) I do need that helmet, though, otherwise I'll get cold-weather fogging problems! So what do I do? Do I get a clip-on for the wind screen, or do I put a fur trim on the helmet visor to break up the air flow?
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Thanks for sharing! I'm brand new to world of ADV bikes, so this in depth review was great to watch. I've seen there are other members on here who made the switch from sports/touring bikes (as I'm thinking of doing). I will say that from what I've been reading so far, it seems like like a step in the right direction.
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I've always gone full sport so the visor rattling problem doesn't really affect me, but you could always add a bit of tape if you never plan to lift the visor on your ride.
As for insurance, you could always get it adjusted once the Multistrada 950 has been added to their system if it's lower than the similar cc bike they used. No point in a correction if you'd end up paying more.
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Interesting note on insurance. I called Rider insurance who I have used for my HD for 20 years, and they quoted me a little over $1000.00 > I financed (0% free money leave your money in the market) so I need the comp and collision. I was surprised and questioned the agent said no that's the best its a sport bike. Not willing to pay $1000.00 per year for MC insurance I shopped price. Progressive online gave me the best price $429.00 for the year. So I will be switching my HD over as soon as my current policy runs out.
I did notice a little blurring in the mirrors also on my 1800 mile trip in France on the rental MTS 950. Can't comment on my bike yet because have not ridden my new 2018 MTS 950 yet. But I was able to make out what I needed to see.

On another note my HD is 20 years old and the mirrors are usually clear even at triple digit speeds, which I do a lot of.

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